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Grammar: Subordinate Clauses

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Identify the subordinate clause.

A. Marshall calls a foul . . .
B. Spectators cheer . . .
C. Although the disc was intercepted . . .
D. Rules are followed . . .
C.
Which kind of clause modifies nouns or pronouns?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
D.
Identify the independent clause.

A. If Gina catches . . .
B. David throws . . .
C. When coach arrives . . .
D. Since they scored . . .
B.
Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows.

Joel Silver, who organized the first team-Frisbee match, is a Hollywood film producer.

Which type of clause is underlined?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
D.
Which kind of clause modifies adjectives, verbs, or adverbs?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
C.
Read the sentence below and complete the instruction that follows.

The awards are being given to whichever team possesses the most spirit.

Select the answer that identifies the function the noun clause performs in the sentence.

A. subject
B. direct object
C. object of preposition
D. predicate nominative
C.
Read the sentence below and complete the instruction that follows.

The coach will give whoever scores the first goal a disc signed by Joel Silver.

Select the answer that identifies the part of speech the noun clause performs in the sentence.

A. subject
B. indirect object
C. object of preposition
D. predicate nominative
B.
Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows.

The referee's decision is that the initial call stands.

Which type of clause is underlined?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
B.
Read the sentence below and complete the instruction that follows.

In 1970, Joel Silver's team played its first competitive game, which resulted in a 43 to 10 win.

Select the answer that identifies the type of clause used in the sentence and the word being modified.

A. adverb clause; played
B. adverb clause; resulted
C. adjective clause; team
D. adjective clause; game
D.
Read the sentences below and complete the instruction that follows.

The coach, who has ten years' experience, has agreed to lead our team.

The coach who has ten years' experience has agreed to lead our team.

Select the answer that explains the difference between the two sentences, as well as the purpose each clause serves for the benefit of the reader.

A. The first sentence contains a noun clause that functions as a predicate nominative; therefore, it renames the subject of the sentence for the reader. The second sentence contains an essential adjective clause that modifies the noun "coach"; therefore, it clarifies for the reader which coach is being discussed.

B. The first sentence contains a nonessential adjective clause that modifies the noun "coach"; therefore, it provides the reader with interesting details about the subject of the sentence. The second sentence contains an essential adjective clause that modifies the noun "coach"; therefore, it clarifies for the reader which coach is being discussed.

C. The first sentence contains a nonessential adjective clause that modifies the noun "coach"; therefore, it provides the reader with interesting details about the subject of the sentence. The second sentence contains a noun clause that functions as a predicate nominative; therefore, it renames the subject of the sentence for the reader.

D. The first sentence contains an adverb clause that modifies the verb "agreed"; therefore, it provides the reader with the answer to the question "when." The second sentence contains an essential adjective clause that modifies the noun "coach"; therefore, it clarifies for the reader which coach is being discussed.
B.
Read the sentence below and complete the instruction that follows.

Before the game begins, the coach reviews the new plays with the team.

Select the answer that identifies the type of clause used in the sentence and the word being modified.

A. adverb clause; coach
B. adverb clause; reviews
C. adjective clause; coach
D. adjective clause; reviews
B.
Which sentence contains a nonessential adjective clause?

A. The coach explained the rules that the officials revised in 2010.
B. The coach who is an expert in the sport explained the revised rules to us.
C. After explaining the rules to us, the coach released us to the field.
D. The officials revised the rules, which the coach explained to us before practice.
D.
Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows.

Because Jeremy's arm was clearly injured, the play clock was stopped.

Which type of clause is underlined?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
C.
Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows.

After he discovered the positive impact of team sports, David Barkan founded Ultimate Peace.

Which type of clause is underlined?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
C.
Which sentence contains an essential adjective clause?

A. The coach explained the rules that the officials revised in 2010.
B. The coach, an expert in the sport, explained the revised rules to us.
C. After explaining the rules to us, the coach released us to the field.
D. The officials revised the rules, which the coach explained to us before practice.
A.
Which kind of clause functions as a subject, object, or complement?

A. independent clause
B. noun clause
C. adverb clause
D. adjective clause
B.